I’m afraid to say that my laptop is currently experiencing battery charge retention issues, which I am endeavouring to rectify with a new battery. For the moment, I am composing this re-blog on my mobile phone, ‘Valinka’. I hope that ‘Bananas For Breakfast’ Blog readers understand this difficulty. Fortunately, the laptop did work last night for the second part of her Radio Regina Západ ‘special’! Anyway, it’s an ‘excuse’ to enjoy this ‘Bananas For Breakfast’ Blog post from this time two years ago!
A week down the line from the recordings of ‘Koňskou dráhou’ (‘On The Horse Tram’) and ‘Žokej’ (‘Jockey’) and a day less than a week after the recordings of ‘Námořník šel cik cak’ (‘The Sailor Went Zig-Zag’) and ‘Šer-chán’ (‘Shere Khan’) Valinka was back in action in the recording studio in Dejvice for the recordings of ‘Proč si to brát’ (‘Why Get Married To That’), ‘Démantová zem’ (‘Diamond Earth’) and ‘Byl’s má bój’ (‘You Were My Buoy’) for her eponymous LP of 1975.
These tracks have now had the ‘super-woofer treatment’ on my hi-fi system and can now be enjoyed at ‘Valérie Čižmárová: A Life In Sound’, together with the recording details and credits.
I have hitherto been under the impression that the title of ‘Byl’s má bój’ was something to do with a fight, but ‘fight’ is ‘boj’ (without the acute accent over the ‘o’), so I…
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